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24th May '16 3:04:43 PM TonyG
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* WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther runs one in the cartoon "Vitamin Pink". The "Pep Pills" he sells actually work, which gets him in trouble when one of his customers uses his newfound strength to rob banks.
7th Nov '15 5:32:26 PM nombretomado
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* You're forced to help out one of these guys in ''RedDeadRedemption'', to the point where it becomes an OverlyLongGag because it ''always'' ends with you driving away from the scene with a posse of angry people in hot pursuit, shooting at you.

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* You're forced to help out one of these guys in ''RedDeadRedemption'', ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', to the point where it becomes an OverlyLongGag because it ''always'' ends with you driving away from the scene with a posse of angry people in hot pursuit, shooting at you.
30th Apr '15 5:17:43 PM Prfnoff
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Medicine shows sometimes appear in stories about TheWildWest and similar areas of the time period--often there will be a comical bit where a shill in the crowd buys the snake oil and pretends to be cured of whatever ails him, but then must vomit up the foul stuff or otherwise dispose of the unswallowed medicine. Many fictional depictions will have the townsfolk being extremely gullible about the SnakeOilSalesman 's pitch and the protagonist being the only one who sees through the deception. For the wagon itself check out MobileKiosk.

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Medicine shows sometimes appear in stories about TheWildWest and similar areas of the time period--often there will be a comical bit where a shill [[TheShill shill]] in the crowd buys the snake oil and pretends to be cured of whatever ails him, but then must vomit up the foul stuff or otherwise dispose of the unswallowed medicine. Many fictional depictions will have the townsfolk being extremely gullible about the SnakeOilSalesman 's pitch and the protagonist being the only one who sees through the deception. For the wagon itself check out MobileKiosk.
30th Apr '15 10:07:54 AM Prfnoff
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* Pirelli from ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' travels around hawking his Miracle Elixir via singing and feats of barbering. [[spoiler:The primary ingredient is human urine.]]
* "The Carnival Song" from the obscure semi-musical play ''Say, Darling''.

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* * Pirelli from ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' travels around hawking his Miracle Elixir via singing and feats of barbering. [[spoiler:The primary ingredient is human urine.]]
* * "The Carnival Song" from the obscure semi-musical play ''Say, Darling''.
Darling'', including a bit where a shill takes a swig of the product and bursts out into a dance.
12th Mar '15 2:36:18 PM StFan
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* One issue of ''TheMuppetShowComicBook'' has the Muppets doing a travelling show, complete with Rowlf's "Dr Bob" character as a SnakeOilSalesman, hawking a "Medicinal Compound" that comes from cats.

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* One issue of ''TheMuppetShowComicBook'' ''ComicBook/TheMuppetShowComicBook'' has the Muppets doing a travelling show, complete with Rowlf's "Dr Bob" character as a SnakeOilSalesman, hawking a "Medicinal Compound" that comes from cats.
19th Feb '15 12:58:18 AM Patachou
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* Referenced in "Your Song" by EltonJohn. "If I was a sculptor, but then again, no / Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show"
* Featured in the music video for "Say Say Say" by PaulMcCartney and MichaelJackson.
* Referenced in the BigAudioDynamite single "Medicine Show".
* ''{{Tommy}}'' [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning repurposes]] Sonny Boy Williamson II's "Eyesight To The Blind" as the cry of a hawker advertising one of these.
-->''Well you talk about your woman, I wish you could see mine''
-->''You talk about your woman, I wish you could see mine''
-->''When she gets on to lovin' she brings eyesight to the blind''

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* Referenced in "Your Song" by EltonJohn.Music/EltonJohn. "If I was a sculptor, but then again, no / Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show"
* Featured in the music video for "Say Say Say" by PaulMcCartney Music/PaulMcCartney and MichaelJackson.
Music/MichaelJackson.
* Referenced in the BigAudioDynamite Music/BigAudioDynamite single "Medicine Show".
* ''{{Tommy}}'' ''Music/{{Tommy}}'' [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning repurposes]] Sonny Boy Williamson II's "Eyesight To The Blind" as the cry of a hawker advertising one of these.
-->''Well --> ''Well you talk about your woman, I wish you could see mine''
-->''You --> ''You talk about your woman, I wish you could see mine''
-->''When --> ''When she gets on to lovin' she brings eyesight to the blind''



-->I was born in the wagon of a travellin' show
-->My mama used to dance for the money they'd throw
-->Papa would do whatever he could
-->Preach a little gospel,
-->Sell a couple bottles of Doctor Good.

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* The song "Step Right Up" from ''Music/SmallChange'' by Music/TomWaits is an entire speech given by a medicine show host about some miracle cure he wants to sell.
2nd Sep '14 5:13:08 PM VicGeorge2011
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* {{Music/Cher}}'s "Gypsies, Tramps, And Thieves."
-->I was born in the wagon of a travellin' show
-->My mama used to dance for the money they'd throw
-->Papa would do whatever he could
-->Preach a little gospel,
-->Sell a couple bottles of Doctor Good.
12th Jun '14 12:44:07 AM Geoduck
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* ''{{Road to}} Singapore'' has Hope, Crosby and Lamour playing ocarinas and selling bottled soap as a miracle stain remover.

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* ''{{Road to}} Singapore'' ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Singapore]]'' has Hope, Crosby and Lamour playing ocarinas and selling bottled soap as a miracle stain remover.
8th Apr '14 11:10:38 AM Eddy1215
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* When Flim and Flam, the twin unicorn con-artists from season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' returned in the season 4 episode
"Leap of Faith", they've given up their former cider-racket to instead run one of these.

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* When Flim and Flam, the twin unicorn con-artists from season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' returned in the season 4 episode
episode "Leap of Faith", they've given up their former cider-racket to instead run one of these.
8th Apr '14 11:09:27 AM Eddy1215
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* When Flim and Flam, the twin unicorn con-artists from season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' return in season 4, they've given up their former cider-racket to instead run one of these.

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* When Flim and Flam, the twin unicorn con-artists from season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' return returned in the season 4, 4 episode
"Leap of Faith",
they've given up their former cider-racket to instead run one of these.
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